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Monday, March 27, 2017

Deana: Monthly goals - not going to get them all done!

Well, this is the last week of March and I am not going to get it all done as planned, but that is ok.  I added a ton of stuff to my goals this month after setting some.  I did the best I could with the time I had.

I had planned to finish this quilt top.  I still might make it, but it won't have borders sine I am unclear as to what I want to do with the borders.

Here is the plan:

Here is how far it is now:

Here is the production of the next 16 blocks:

I am linking up with:  Design Wall Monday, Main Crush Monday, Movig it Forward Monday

Monday, March 20, 2017

Deana: cowboy baby quilt top done!

Yay!  I got the top done this weekend.  I am cutting it too close.  The baby shower is this coming Saturday so quilting and binding will happen this week.  It is a good thing it is small.

Today's linkies are:
Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times
Monday Making
Main Crush Monday

Monday, March 13, 2017

Deana: Little cowboy is still progressing

I was able to piece the borders and add the horse shoe applique' . One step at a time this one is turning into something.  I didn't like it so much until I got the horse shoes on it.  I am going to paper piece stars for the four corners.  That explains why they look odd right now.

Today's linkies include:

Design Wall Monday
Moving it Forward Monday
Freemotion by the River
Monday Making
BOMs Away
Esther's WOW (Wips on Wednesday)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Deana: Cowboy progress...

I am SO HAPPY to have this little guy fused down now with some piecing added to frame him!  The stick horse still needs a bridle and the cowboy needs a hat band and a sherriff star on his little vest.  He is definitely a work in progress.  I want to get the stitching done this week so I can finish the piecing next week and quilt it the next.  There will be some paper piecing that will be time consuming in the piecing.  One step at a time I suppose.

Today's linkies include:
Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I get a Whoop Whoop?
Finished or Not Friday

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Deana: Little Cowboy in progress!

I finally made the time to start cutting out the pieces for my little cowboy baby quilt.  He still needs a belly, vest, and other details, but it is coming along.  It is my hopes that I can get the applique done this week.  I will do fusible blanket stitch applique' on this one.

Linking up with:  Esther's WOW, Let's Bee Social, Mid Week Makers, Needle and Thread Thursday

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Deana; Mom's Medallion is almost done!

I took Friday off of work just to stay home and get caught up on some things.  I had an extra day and needed the break!  I was able to get most of Mom's Medallion quilted.  It would already be done, but I am a little undecisive in some areas as to what to quilt and what color of thread to use.  Sometimes these things just take thought and time to sort out.   I really hope to finish it up this week.

I am linking up with:
Patchwork Times
Monday Making
Main Crush Monday
BOM's Away
Freemotion by the River

Friday, March 3, 2017

Deana: Baby Blankets

Well, I have spent a lot of time this past week making baby blankets.  They are small and thin for swaddling.  They don't have batting in them.  I have enjoyed these small projects so much that I can hardly stop.  I began to realize just how many young women I know who are getting new babies and wanting to make them all a blanket.  

These are for my girls who will get their babies in June and July.  Here are the boy ones:

Here are some of them idividually photographed:

My daughter and her husband live on a cattle ranch with lots of cattle dogs.  I think their little cowboy will love the dogs on this one.

I made burp cloths out of the leftovers.

I am making an applique' cowboy quilt to go with this one.  I hope to get started on it next week.  I photographed the fabric for it below.

Here are the girl ones:

 I love seeing them all stacked together!

I got this fund raiser quilt on the frames and ready to baste.  The fundraiser is in April.  As mentioned before, I am just the quilter; I didn't make this quilt.

I was also able to get the applique' lines drawn on this piece for the next block in "Diamond Hill".  The first block is listed below.  It still needs half of the red and all of the green hand stitched down.

I also have two baby blankets prepared to go to the quilt shop where they will put a stitch in it that makes holes for crochet.  I plan to crochet an edge around these when they have them ready for me.  I love the scollaps on this one!

I made burp pads out of the leftover fabrics.  The quilt shop will cut them into a pretty shape and make holes for crochet.
I am linking up with:

Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I get a Whoop Whoop?
Fabric Frenzy Friday
Finished or Not Friday

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Deana: One Monthly Goal and other goals

Trying to decide which "One Monthly Goal" to pick is a little hard.  I am unclear as to whether it has to be completely finished (bound and quilted) or not, so I think I 'll go with one I think I can do that with.  I am also counting this goal as my OPAM.  See my sidebar for a link.  With OPAM you have to have a complete finish.

I am also posting these goals as part of my participation in March Madness.  At theme ta stitch for March we are to work on as many different projects as possible, and I am certain I will (ha ha).

My One Monthly goal is to quilt and bind my Star Crazy quilt.  It is all basted and ready to go.  Check out everyone else's goals here.

The last time I quilted one of these patterns I did some pretty introcate quilting.  I hope I have time for this one since it is my quilt.  The last one was my sister-in-law's quilt.  That one is below.

In addition to my One Monthly Goal, I always have a whole pile of goals.  Here they are:

Baste Joann's Sunbonnet Sue

Quilt this fundraiser quilt for my church.  (I did not make this quilt.  I am only quilting it.)

Make, quilt, and bind a cowboy baby quilt for my daughter's baby shower the end of the month.  I have not even started it yet.  I want to do a rendition of this cowboy quilt, but it won't be exactly the same pattern.

Here are my fabrics for the cowboy baby quilt.  Mine will be blue and brown.

Quilt Mom's Medallion.  Most of the outlining is already done.

Make receiving blankets for my daughters' combined shower (two daughters each getting a baby).  Here are some of the fabric that was available for a picture:  a yellow flannel back or the pink/purple flowered one that I plan to crochet around the edge; orange flannel back for an orange and green squares one I will piece and then crochet around the edge; another flannel blanket that these are sitting on (it's almost done).  I also have some others started that are not shown.

Finish piecing my Christmas log cabin quilt.  This is the number 9 projecct number that was drawn for the month of March over at Patchwork Times.
I am also linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday.

Deana: receiving blankets

I have been making receiving blankets for my little grand babies who will be arriving this summer.  One of my daughters lives on a cattle ranch with lots of cattle dogs running around.  I think her little cowboy needs a blanket with doggies on it.  I love how it turned out.

My other daughter is getting a girl and she loves orange.  I am going to piece the top of this receiving blanket and put orange on the back.  I also plan to crochet around the edges.  It has been fun making these!

I am linking up with:
Esther's WOW (Wips on Wednesday)
Let's Bee Social

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Deana: 17 for 2017 report for February

I joined 17 for 2017 where you are supposed to make progress on 17 UFO's.  

Here is my February report: 

#4.  Mystery Country - This is a mystery quilt I designed and did with my family  in 2016.  It was close to done and the TOP HAS BEEN FINISHED! I cannot reveal it all yet until the other group members catch up.  I don't want to spoil the surprise.

#6.  Star Crazy - This one is also mine and needs quilted and bound.  I WAS ABLE TO BASTE IT IN FEBRUARY!

#12.  Jessi's Medallion - I need to quilt this for Mom.  I designed it and have made two of them and still want to make another for my son.  ALL OF THE OUTLINE QUILTING IS COMPLETE!

#15.  Christmas Log Cabin - This is a lovely log cabin quilt out of Christmas fabrics.  It is really very close to done and only needs a 17 on 2017 challege to finish the top at least.  I CUT OUT 16 BLOCKS TO ADD TO IT. (NOT SHOWN)


17.  Storm & Sea - COMPLETELY DONE!